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Photonics.com
May 2005
Eastman Kodak Co. announced that Fuji Electric Holdings Co. Ltd. of Japan is a licensee of Kodak's organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology and is developing color-conversion matrix (CCM) full-color OLED display technology with the intention of offering flat panel passive matrix (PM) displays. Based in Tokyo, Fuji Electric Holdings develops components, products, systems and services in the industrial, automation and information device fields. The royalty-bearing license covers use of passive-matrix OLED modules in a variety of flat panel display applications and includes a cross-license under Fuji Electric's own patent portfolio in the OLED technology field. The agreement also gives Fuji Electric the opportunity to purchase Kodak's patented OLED materials for use in manufacturing displays. Pioneered by Kodak in the late 1980s, OLED technology and its practical applications have generated more than 150 Kodak patents. In addition to Fuji Electric, Kodak licenses its OLED technology to 15 companies, several of which produce PM OLED displays.    . . .    Vincent J. Giovinco was appointed national sales manager of the imaging systems unit of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.'s Digital Solutions Div. Giovinco will oversee sales and marketing activities for Toshiba industrial video cameras, which are used in the factory automation, medical, machine vision, nondestructive testing and specialty video markets. Giovinco was formerly president of Elmo USA Corp., where he founded and managed its industrial video and security CCTV groups, and was previously national sales manager for Sony Electronics, Image Sensing Products.    . . .    Technodiamant, a diamond tool manufacturer based in The Netherlands, announced it has begun building an addition to its production facility in Almere. The 530-square-meter-addition will be used to produce precision diamond tools and will house all of the company's single-crystal diamond tool production and measuring equipment and four custom-designed machines used to make controlled waviness tools used for producing precision optics and contact lens molds. Technodiamant has another production facility in Belgium and a sales office in Mt. Arlington, N.J.


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